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Questions about the causes or sources of work stress have been the subject of considerable research, as well as public fascination, for several decades. Earlier interest in this issue focused on the question of whether some jobs are simply more inherently stressful than others. Other questions that soon emerged asked whether some individuals were more prone to stress than others. The Handbook of Work Stress focuses primarily on identifying the different sources of work stress across different contexts and individuals.   

Young Workers
Young workers
CatherineLoughlinKatherineLang

Authors' Note: This study was supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to Dr. Catherine Loughlin.

She thought she could handle the stress…. But then, one night after weeks of 18-hour days and constant travel, she staggered home at 7 a.m. Not to sleep. To shower. As she stood in the water, she started crying…. JP Morgan isn't the only firm driving its young employees insane…. All hire the brightest Ivy League grads and make them a deal: We will pay you $60,000 or more a year and give you glimpses of corporate luxury…. In exchange, you must work 70, 80, 100 hours a week through the best years of your life.

VanderkamLaura, USA Today

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